Trump is not eligible to run for president, the Colorado Supreme Court rules

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday barred former President Donald Trump from voting in next year’s presidential election due to his role in the attack on the US Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021.

The decision makes Trump the first presidential candidate in U.S. history to be ruled unapproved for the White House under a rarely used provision of the Constitution that bars officials who have held office from acts of “insurrection or rebellion.” to commit.

The court concluded that the Constitution prohibits the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination from appearing on the ballot for inciting violence against the U.S. government.

The decision only applies to the state’s March 5 Republican primary, but its conclusion would also likely affect the state’s standing in the Nov. 5 presidential election. Experts say Colorado is certain to go Democratic, meaning President Joe Biden will likely win the state regardless of Trump’s fate.

The case was brought by a group of voters in Colorado, backed by the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who argued that Trump should be disqualified for inciting his supporters to attack the Capitol, a failed attempt to stop the transfer of presidential power to hinder Biden. . after the 2020 elections.

Trump will likely appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. During his campaign, he condemned the challenge to the 14th Amendment as an attempt to deny millions of voters their preferred choice for president.

The ruling is a victory for advocacy groups and anti-Trump voters who have filed several similar legal challenges to Trump’s candidacy under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which took effect after the Civil War.

The decision overturns a ruling by a lower court judge who concluded that Trump participated in an insurrection by inciting his supporters to violence, but that as president he was not an “officer of the United States” who was disqualified under the law and that could be changed. (Reuters).

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Source: La Neta Neta

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